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Report: Pirates interested in LaTroy Hawkins
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins is being eyed by the Pirates, according to MLB.com. It would remain to be seen if he maintains that role in Pittsburgh or is utilized as a short reliever looking to maintain the lead for Mark Melancon.

Hawkins hasn't had many save opportunities for a high-scoring, injury-plagued Colorado team that owns the second-worst record in the National League. But he has nailed down 17 of 18 save opportunities this season.

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Yangervis Solarte moves across infield to third base
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The return of Jedd Gyorko to the lineup has forced Yangervis Solarte to move from second to third base for the first time for the Padres. Solarte is playing that corner position Monday in Atlanta.

Solarte has been tearing it up at the plate since the trade that brought him from the Yankees. He has seven hits in 21 at-bats with five runs scored, one home run and one RBI in each of the five games he's played.

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Ian Kennedy set to start Saturday after being skipped
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

What was expected has been confirmed - Ian Kennedy will start for the Padres on Saturday against visiting Atlanta. He was scratched Monday against the same team with left oblique soreness.

Kennedy can only hope the time off doesn't derail his momentum. He is 3-0 in his last five outings with four quality starts and nine runs allowed in 32 innings.

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Jonny Gomes: I'm braced to leave Boston
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes is taking trade talks with a grain of salt. He has experience to help himself emotionally after having been dealt to Washington from Cincinnati in the midseason of 2011.

Gomes is attractive to teams seeking to bolster their lineups against left-handers, against whom he boasts a .315/.410/.450 stat line. He is not eager to be shipped out, but is better prepared for it than he was earlier in his career.

"The first time I got traded, it was extremely mised emotions of a team, not necessarily giving up, but feels like you're replaceable," he told WEEI.com. "At the same time, out of all the guys available in the trade market, this other team picked you. You never want to be given up on. But there are situations where you're not being given up on but the business side stands out."

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Mets could deal Noah Syndergaard to land Troy Tulowitzki
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Mets could be willing to give up premier pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard in an attempt to land stud shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Tulowitzki,, however, is dealing with an injured hip that could prove problematic in any trade talks. He still owns a sensational stat line of .340/.432/.603, though the differences in his home-away splits are significant. He's batting .417 at home with 14 home runs and 35 RBI. He's at .257/7/17 on the road.

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Brewers could be interested in trading for David Price
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Brewers have tossed their hat in the ring in the David Price sweepstakes, according to Fox Sports.

A source has told Ken Rosenthal that Milwaukee has put its "foot in the water" in regard to Price, which indicates their interest could either be mild or strong. The Brewers, however, might not boast the level of talent in their farm system to lure Price and could balk at paying a salary that could rise to $20 million in 2015.

It also remains to be seen if the Rays will trade their sizzling ace now that they have vaulted back into the American League playoff race.

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Jedd Gyorko back in lineup Monday after activation from DL
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko has returned to the starting lineup after missing eight weeks with a foot injury. He is set to bat seventh Monday in Atlanta.

Gyorko was a mess at the plate early this season after a strong rookie year. He is hoping to quickly improve on a miserable stat line of .162/.213/.270.

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Report: Baseball execs anticipating trade of Jon Lester
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Rival executives are expecting the Red Sox to trade ace Jon Lester before the deadline, according to ESPN, which is further reporting that the most likely destination is the Dodgers.

The defending World Series champions have all but fallen out of playoff contention. The value of Lester has arguably never been higher. He not only owns a 10-7 record and career-best 2.52 ERA, but he has also won his last four decisions and allowed a mere seven runs in his last 58 2/3 innings.

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Tommy La Stella getting afternoon off Monday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Braves second baseman Tommy La Stella has emerged from a mini-slump, but he will not get a chance to pick up his momentum Monday against the Padres. He is out of the lineup in favor of rookie Phil Gosselin.

La Stella has four hits in his last six at-bats after a 2-for-20 slide.

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B.J. Upton absent from Monday lineup
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Braves leadoff hitter and center fielder B.J. Upton is grabbing some pine for the Monday afternoon game against visiting San Diego. Jordan Schafer is set to start in both spots instead.

Upton has been solid and consistent since moving to the top of the order. He has been particularly productive lately with seven hits and seven runs scored in the last six games.

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